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  • This module has been designed to help facilitators to undertake Farmer Field School (FFS) end-of-cycle evaluations at FFS level. During the end-of-cycle evaluation at FFS-level, facilitators and farmers will reflect on the lessons learned, developments, challenges and problems related to the content of the FFS work and functioning of the FFS group. They will assess […]

  • Este módulo ha sido diseñado para ayudar a los facilitadores de las escuelas de campo para agricultores (ECA) en nutrición y plantas alimenticias locales a llevar a cabo actividades que ayuden a los agricultores a mejorar el manejo de plantas alimenticias locales. Este documento presenta directrices para la siembra de plantas alimenticias locales, la cosecha […]

  • This module has been designed to help facilitators of Farmer Field School (FFS) on nutrition and local food plants to implement activities that help farmers to improve the management of local food plants. This document presents guidelines for sowing local food plants, harvesting wild plants, seed storage and germination, and vegetative propagation. FFS facilitators and […]

  • Módulo: Fase de diagnóstico Esta guía es la primera de una serie que profundizará en los diferentes módulos que componen una Escuela de Campo sobre Plantas Alimenticias Locales para la Nutrición. Este documento está destinado a ayudar a los facilitadores a completar los ejercicios de diagnóstico que forman parte de una Escuela de Campo para […]

  • Module: Diagnostic phase This guide is a first of a series that will zoom in on the different modules that make up a Farmer Field School on Local Food Plants for Nutrition. This specific document is meant to help facilitators complete the diagnostic exercises which are part of a Farmer Field School (FFS). It summarizes […]

  • Farmer Field Schools (FFS) are central to the SD=HS way of working. This gender journey module can be applied within the framework of the FFS on Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB), on Nutrition and Local Food Plants, or on Farmer Seed Enterprises. It is part of SD=HS’ efforts to advance women’s leadership in agrobiodiversity management. SD=HS […]

  • El Mejoramiento Participativo de Variedades (MPV) funciona con variedades significativas de cultivos auto polinizados o de polinización cruzada. El objetivo es: i) restaurar características o aspectos que se han deteriorado con el tiempo, ii) mejorar las características preferidas o iii) adaptar las variedades para las condiciones agrícolas cambiantes. El atractivo del MPV es que no […]

  • This field guide was developed by the Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security program and its consortium partners in 2018: Community Technology Development Trust (CTDT), Asociación ANDES, and the Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for community empowerment (SEARICE). It is based on Farmer Field School training experience in Zimbabwe, Peru, Myanmar, Lao P.D.R. and Vietnam. The diagnostic stage is […]

  • This module is part of the Facilitator’s field guide for Farmer Field Schools on Participatory Plant Breeding. It is meant to help prepare the Farmer Field School (FFS) site and the plots of land on which we will do the fieldwork and testing of lines for the next season. The way we design the plots […]

  • Participatory Variety Enhancement (PVE) works with appreciated local varieties of cross- and self-pollinating crops. The objective is to either i) restore characteristics, or ‘traits’, that have deteriorated over time, ii) improve preferred traits, or iii) adapt the varieties to changing growing conditions. What makes PVE attractive is that it requires no materials from outside. Farmers […]

  • Starter Kit: A short introduction to Farmer Field Schools in the SD=HS programme Prepared by Bert Visser, in collaboration with Anita Dohar, Hilton Mbozi and Frederik van Oudenhoven, this is a quick introduction to the three Field Guides developed by the SD=HS programme, i.e. the Field Guides on Participatory Plant Breeding, on Nutrition and Local […]

  • This Field Guide module has been developed drawing from a wide range of sources and experiences, from within the SD=HS programme and from various other organizations, and has benefited in particular from the longstanding efforts of Bioversity International in this field. It is intended to be used in the context of farmer field schools. It […]

  • This document aims at providing a guideline for the implementation of a baseline survey to capture information on nutrition and local food plants, which corresponds to the work on nutrition (third Pillar) of the “Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security” Program (SD=HS). SD=HS is a global program, currently implemented by consortium partners in eight countries and coordinated by […]

  • This document aims at providing a guideline for the development of farmer field school (FFS) curricula on Nutrition and Local Food Plants with a gender approach, which is part of the SD=HS program. The FFS on Nutrition and Local Food Plants aims at contributing to the SD=HS objective on improving the quality and diversity of […]

  • This field guide focuses on four major crops important in Zimbabwe: maize, pearl millet, sorghum and groundnut. This Facilitators’ Field Guide for Farmer Field Schools on Participatory Plant Breeding aims to assist facilitators in conducting Farmer Field School (FFS) sessions on participatory plant breeding (PPB) in their respective communities. In this context, participatory plant breeding […]

  • The CMSS model is a participatory farmer-led approach for systematically planning and executing interventions towards promoting farmers’ seed security and seed sovereignty. The model consolidates the existing good seed security practices scattered across the PELUM Uganda network into a comprehensive approach for promoting community led seed security among smallholder farmers. It is hoped that after […]

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